Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.

A Message From Canon Anthony

Although it’s now almost a week, since the celebration, of my 40th anniversary of Ordination, I think you will understand, when I say, that I am still living off the memories, and will be for some time to come!  It
was a really wonderful day, far exceeding any expectations I may have had.  Maybe I have still more to learn about Harpenden Parish!

There are many lovely memories of the day.  And not least is the appreciation that so many have for the Priesthood.  So many comments, on the numerous cards, expressing gratitude for the gift of the Priesthood, through what is done for them in the parish.  It was good too to have a full church, and so many coming to the reception afterwards, good that we can celebrate, and enjoy ourselves, together.

As is so often the case, at special times in the life of the Parish, we depend on many people coming together, to make sure everything is as it should be.  So, thank you to everyone who assisted in any way.  To the flower arrangers and those who cleaned the church, as well as our Altar servers and Choir, thank you all for your particular contributions.  Thank you too, to those who organised the reception, especially the Ladies Group, those who assisted, donated food, helped with the bar, and helped in any way at all, a big ‘thank you’.

To all who were part of the celebration in any way at all, ‘thank you’, and thank you too for your generous gift to me, for the many greeting cards, and the other gifts received. I hope you know how much your kindness, and generosity is appreciated.

May God bless you all.
Canon Anthony Dwyer